The New OBB Cook Book, Available Now!

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We’re SO excited to introduce you all to our
National Bestseller!
“Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites”

Isn’t she a beauty??

This book has even more never-before-seen recipes than our last book, and they will stay exclusive to the book.  Here’s a teeeeny tiny sampling.  Seriously, there are SO many great recipes in this book.

Kate and I spent the last year up to our necks in dirty dishes as we created, tested, and fine-tuned some amazing recipes.  And we have a fantastic artistic team who worked on the layout and design of this book.  We love all of the little features and attention to detail that really make it a one-of-a-kind book.  Take the often-overlooked inside cover, for example.  Cuteness.

And like our last book, this one has a removable book mark that snaps right into any page in the book, and it’s got a conversion chart on it!

The book is spiral-bound, but with a hard back cover and the pages are glossy and splash resistant.  There is a photo (and sometimes multiple photos) for every single recipe.

Kate and I love cooking all year long, and one of our favorite things is the change of the seasons and the food that reflects that.  We love cooking with things that are fresh and in-season, and that’s the whole purpose of this book.  It’s separated by seasons:

So you’ll find creamy roasted butternut squash pasta and maple-glazed cookies in autumn, peppermint ice cream and garlic-rosemary prime rib in the winter, creamy asparagus soup and sweet roasted carrots in the spring, and creamy ice pops and grilled meats in the summer.  Sprinkled throughout the book are mini-tutorials on crafts, holiday activities, and foodie gifts, and there’s even a whole section of cupcakes and frostings!

You can find our book at many book stores, but here are some of the major ones:

Walmart and (Every Walmart in the US should have our book in stock, with the exception of the “neighborhood market” stores that don’t carry books at all.)

Barnes and Noble

Sam’s Clubs and Costco stores:  Selected Stores, over 150 across the US

Deseret Book Stores and Deseret


  1. P.s. maybe you could do a give-a-way…. Like maybe for the first person to comment on this post:):)

  2. Quick question…I’m fairly new to your site 🙂

    Is that the only website to preorder? And once it’s available in September, will it be available in other bookstores? Thanks!

  3. I don’t typically buy cookbooks because I mostly set them on a shelf and they collect dust while I search the internet for the perfet recipe…BUT, since A.) you were all sneaky (ok…business savvy) and put recipes in there that I can’t get on your website (which, let’s be honest, is usually where I end up in my internet searches anyway) and B.) those photos of the recipes made me want to lick my computer screen….I’m all signed up for my pre-order.

  4. OK, I have used and abused your last cookbook. Some of our favorite family recipes are in there! I cannot wait to get this one!

  5. So happy this one will have the awesome features of your last cookbook (hard cover, spiral bound, glossy pages, color photos & bookmark) AND can’t wait to try out the new layout of cooking for the season! I’m pre-ordering for sure and hope you magnificent ladies get the spot on the best-seller list you deserve 🙂

  6. I’m so excited! I love y’all’s first cookbook. I’ve featured it on my blog and it’s been a prize for a giveaway I hosted – I always recommend it to my friends to get when they are looking 🙂 YAY! It looks so gorgeous!

  7. Can you pre-order this on Amazon? I like to get the triple points on my Amazon card by ordering off their site.

  8. I am sure it is as beautiful as your first! i was visiting my sister in PA last week and she made a meal using at least 3-4 recipes from your first book. I devour your blog recipes but hadn’t had the pleasure of reading your cookbook and I was SO impressed. I’ll have to pick up your new book for my sister and me.

  9. Oh my gosh I’m so excited, that’s right before my birthday, what a great present. Order placed!

  10. Your cookbook is beautiful! Is there any chance you will also be selling it as a digital book so I could use it from my ipad? I am also anxiously awaiting your app for both ipad and phone! Congrats on the book! That was a lot of work I’m sure!

  11. one more thing…have you heard of zip list? I have used it on other blogs and love how you can save a recipe to your “box” and also the ingredients to your shopping list. Super cool! It is simply a button that you can add.

    1. Yep, we’ve had ziplist for a long time. Click “Save Recipe” at the end of any post, or click the “my recipes” box in our sidebar!

  12. I am so excited to get the new cook book. Before purchasing the last cook book I NEVER attempted to cook anything but Dino Nuggets. Being able to show my family service through well thought out meals has changed my marriage for the better. We love the fried french toast on special occasions! I appreciate everything the both of you have done for me through your ideas, and so does my husband :). Thanks a million.

  13. You guys are the best. I cant wait. I pretty much only cook off of your recepies. Thank you so much for a new book!

  14. You guys are amazing! I can’t wait to get this book. I checked out your last book from the library and after looking 1/2 way through it and marking almost every recipe I just bought your book instead! Thanks for all your hard work! 🙂

  15. Oh my gosh! I have to have this! Your last cookbook was the only thing that has ever inspired me to try to enjoy cooking dinner for my family!!!!

  16. Well, I think I know what I will be asking for Christmas this year for sure. Loved your last book, and love that this one is separated by seasons. 🙂 Hopefully this one I will have longer than a week before spilling milk through half of it. 🙂 (the pages separated good though!)

  17. I am SO excited for this cookbook! I use your first one all the time and you ladies really are my go-to blog/cookbook for just about everything. Bonus points for your books being able to lay flat and for having a photo with every recipe! Thanks for all of your hard work!

  18. Yea!! Your cookbook and recipe has become a staple in my house! I cannot wait to receive your new one! I’ve already pre-ordered it. 🙂

  19. I will never again buy another cookbook without pictures for each recipe. Thank You for feeling the same! And Thank You for a wonderful recipe collection with your first book! There is not one recipe that our family has not loved. Right now my cookbook is on the kitchen table so I can make my grocery list from it for next week. Looking forward to this next cookbook!

  20. I cannot wait to get your new cookbook!! The recipes look delicious & I love that they are broken up into seasons! What a great idea!

  21. Oh I am so DANG excited!!!! Yeah!!! I hope you’ll be at the Bountiful DB again when it’s released so you can write “Hi Nicole!” in my cookbook again. LOL 😉

  22. If we pre order it, are we going to get it before the 11th or will it not ship until the 11th? I don’t want to have to wait for shipping if I can just go buy it at my local Deseret Book on the 11th! :)So excited!

  23. Did you do the photography for this cookbook as well? From the pictures on the post they look BEAUTIFUL!

  24. bought the first book, will buy this one, and would LOVE to see a book dedicated to finger/party foods for bunko nights/baby showers 😉

  25. congratulations! super excited for you and more excited that i will have more of your recipes to share with my family! i am sure this will be a great success! it looks amazing! way to go!

  26. What a great day to debut the new cookbook, 9/11! Now we have something good to look forward to on that day. It looks like a beauty! Can’t wait to have it in my grubby little hands. It’s almost worth the drive to Boise to just hold it for a little while. Well, that, and to see Sara, of course.

  27. So excited for your 2nd cookbook. Until the announcement I didn’t know you had the 1st one (just ordered both of them!). Congratulations ladies.

  28. You girls are amazing! Seriously. I can barely manage to take a shower most days and you two are publishing cookbooks. Can’t wait to get it!

  29. you guys are amazing! I can’t wait to get my hands on your new book. My family really loves the recipes in your last book and on your blog. Thanks for all of your hard work. My husband thinks I’m some kind of wonderful chef/baker but all of the credit really goes to you wonderful ladies.

  30. Gosh Sara, I’m bummed out I can’t make it to Deseret Book Friday! I have to work. But I am super excited about the new cookbook! Wahoo! I just love you guys, and your food! ; )

  31. Oh man I’m so excited! But this also means I’ve got to get crackin’! I made it a goal to make every recipe in your other book before the next one comes out. I can’t believe how you guys can put together a whole new cookbook before I even have time to finish all the recipes in the first one! You guys are amazing!

  32. Hi, When you come for TOFW can we bring our books (yup I preordered yesterday) to get them signed, Please. And I really liked the forgotten recipe.

  33. I must say that having a bookmark in a cookbook is awesome, but having a conversion chart on it is JUST. PLAIN. GENIUS! The book looks amazing, I can’t wait to get mine 🙂 Congrats on the book!

  34. just pre-ordered my copy and cant wait til it arrives!… just in time for the holidays!! You girls are amazing 🙂

  35. Buying myself a copy and some for friends for Christmas!! Super excited for the cookbook and you ladies!!

  36. Just received your first cookbook in the mail and I LOVE it! The recipes look delicious (and I think my kids would even like them– huge bonus!), the book is so cheerful-looking, and thank you for including a pic of each dish. Can’t wait to get cooking!

  37. OOOH! I am so excited! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, you first cookbook! I know what I am spending my fun money on! Thanks Sarah and Kate for your amazing recipes.

  38. So excited for your new cookbook! Will you be coming out with a calendar for 2013? The 2012 looks great in my kitchen!

  39. Congratulations on your new book! The photos look wonderful, and I look forward to trying the recipes. I gave your last book to several friends as Christmas books, and now you’ve saved me a lot of head scratching for this year’s gift list!

  40. I was going to wait until Christmas to ask for your cookbook but it’s coming out so early, there’s no way I can miss all the yummy fall/winter foods for this fall, so I ordered it! Told my husband that this way, I can preview it before we give it as a gift to my mother in law and all my sisters in law. 🙂 You girls do absolutely wonderful work, and nearly every recipe I’ve tried from your last cookbook has become a regular around here. I cannot WAIT to get this cookbook in the mail!!!

  41. PS, I’m sure a zillion people give their opinion on this either way, but I think it’s funny that some people get so concerned with recipes that are exclusive to the book. I don’t mind either way. In fact, sometimes it’s nice when the recipe has appeared on the blog before – makes it easy to look up questions I have, or troubleshooting, or send the recipe to a friend or relative. Just my 2 cents that I don’t mind if the recipes in the book have been on the blog or not – why would people care, as long as the food is delicious?! 🙂

  42. There are many good recipes but for summer desert the strawberry cheesecake ice cream is being so diferent and good for my family to have after a good Sunday dinner. Thanks for your recipes.

  43. Can’t wait!!!!! I’ve already converted my sister and sister-in-laws to the first cookbook. So excited to tell them about the next one!

  44. I can’t wait! I pre-ordered for myself and just bought a girlfriend a copy for her 39th birthday (I printed out the receipt and put it in an envelope!)

  45. I love the concept of organizing recipes by season. I can hardly wait to see your new book!

  46. You mentioned favorite holiday traditions elsewhere
    My family has Germanic roots and we love
    To celebrate St Nicholas Day. We hang our
    Christmas stockings on the eve of the Feast
    Of Saint Nicholas (Dec 6) and the next morning
    Find they’ve been filled with small gifts.
    Always an orange in the toe, some nuts and
    Sweets in there too. Memorable year when
    A lump of coal was in a stocking with everything
    Else. Joke was on my dad when my kid brother used it
    Like a crayon on the walls. Never found
    Coal again.

    It’s rare to run into other people who celebrate
    This holiday but when we do? So much
    Excitement in sharing stories and comparing
    Traditions. It’s like having a little Christmas a
    Little early.

  47. My favorite holiday tradition is that I try to make all the holidays special…even the small ones. I try to do a special food (breakfast, snack)for each holiday. I think it makes if fun for my little ones to see what I’ve made to make the day special. 🙂

  48. I am excited to try your new cookbook. My daughter uses your sight for new recipees as a newly married. I have a question. I am trying to get something going in the vacation area. I would like to get a blog with all sorts of tips and savings and places to visit for family vacations etc. Can you give me some tips on how you two got going and then created a book? I would like to do the same. Thankyou Gina Marchant

  49. I’m ready to try alot of those recipes and love the glossy pages! (Super with little “helpers” around;))

  50. My favorite holiday tradition is making lots of yummy snacks on Christmas Eve and staying up late watching Christmas movies and playing games. I love everything about Christmas! 🙂

  51. My favorite holiday tradition is for Christmas, where we give the “12 days of Christmas” to a family in need!

  52. I think this new cookbook looks awesome!! My favorite holiday tradition is when we go camping over Thanksgiving with a large group of close friends and everyone brings a part of our Thanksgiving feast. We line up the tables and bring out the food and share this wonderful day with wonderful friends for which we are very thankful! =D

  53. My favorite holiday tradition was when my papa was still alive and every Christmas we would celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve at Nanna & Papa’s house with take out chinese food from the same place every year and open presents. It hasn’t been the same since he has been gone but I remember every year like it was yesterday!

  54. I love your first cookbook and bought one for each of our granddaughters. Can’t wait to see the next one.

  55. Christmas to celebrate Christ! A Tradition I is place a small unwrapped gift for every family member on the tree to start the fun of gift giving.

  56. We like to have a familiy night on Christmas eve. We have homemade soups and rolls and some good desserts and then a program with all the kids, grandkids, that can come. Maybe I’ll find some new desserts to add to our Christmas eve get-together. Thanks.

  57. The volunteer fire department used to send “Santa and an elf” to my mom’s house. The kids were mesmerized. It is something I will never forget and wish they still did so we could continue with our grandchildren.

  58. I have a lot of favorite traditions, especially for Christmas. Not only do I look forward to our annual Christmas cookie exchange we hold at work (where I’m ALWAYS looking for the next best recipe for this year’s cookie), I’m also VERY excited to go cut down our tree and get the house decorated. My husband and I started this tradition right after we got married, and have continued since we had our son. The whole adventure is absolutely magical! Last year it actually snowed when we were there! (We live in SC, so we don’t often get snow that early in the season.)

  59. You two are so fun – and your recipes are the best! So many holiday traditions and so little time! My favorite is getting a chocolate letter of our first initial – one of our great Dutch traditions!

  60. The new cookbook looks wonderful. I believe I was able to get the last one digitally…hope this one will be available that way. Love to have them on my iPad, I can take it with me in the car and plan ahead for meals.

  61. One of my favorite holiday traditions is searching for our ‘Annual Christmas Mug’…my daughter and I have been buying matching Christmas mugs every year since she was young…She’s 26 now and every year when we go Christmas shopping together, the trip always ends with our search for the perfect Christmas mug to add to our collection.

  62. Along side of all the wonderful foods that go with Christmas, my favorite holiday tradition for our family is driving to the mountains to cut our Christmas tree from the forest. We wouldn’t have any other tree than the lopsided, crooked trees we bring home each year. Time spent together tromping through the woods…. priceless!

  63. Wow! It looks as beautiful as your first one…which I have and love! Congratulations! Thanks for all your hard work. You make me look GOOD! 🙂

  64. Too many to pick from! But our favorite for any major holiday is that my husband makes his grandma’s roll recipe and all of our kids help. They each have their own job and they love it! Well, I guess the fresh-from-the-oven rolls are really their favorite part!

  65. Granny Cooper’s coconut cream pie is a must! It is my husband’s grandmother’s recipe and she handed it down to me.

  66. I am torn…I have two favorites (is that possible?)
    1 – Sausage balls for Christmas morning
    2 – I have a new 4th of July tradition that went over so well this year! I got it from you, the 4th of July Layered Jello!!!

  67. My favorite holiday tradition- everyone gets to unwrap one gift after Christmas eve services and it is always a new pair of holiday jammies so we all look festive as we unwrap gifts Christmas morning!

  68. My favorite holiday is Christmas and my favorite tradition is going to a Christmas Eve service and coming home afterwards to my Mom’s amazing spread of appetizers!

  69. Love the last cookbook, can’t wait for the new one!
    Christmas Eve my husband and I sit in the dark just with the Christmas lights on and high five each other for staying alive through another Christmas!

  70. I just found out that I will be doing alot more cooking for peeps in the months ahead, this cookbook would be soooo useful!!

  71. Favorite holiday is Christmas and one of my favorite traditions is teaching my girls to bake all the Christmas goodies 🙂

  72. Ah! I can’t wait to get your new cook book! Your first one is practically my cooking bible in the kitchen! 🙂

  73. [email protected] says:

    One of my favorite traditions is I give the kids new Jammie’s all washed and a book on Christmas eve when they were little it helped make bed time easier now they are 18 and 19 they still look forward to the new Jammie’s. :). Looking forward to seeing your new cook book.

  74. One of my favorite holiday traditions is brunch with all our friends Thanksgiving morning. It’s such a fun time and everyone brings yummy treats and gets to relax before the big meal later in the day, usually with family.

  75. Well this is one book I like to buy. I love your recipes and I love Christmas, I was born on December so go figure. Here in Puerto Rico Christmas is like a great excuse for a food fest.

  76. My favorite holiday tradition is making homemade chicken noodle soup for Christmas Eve. Once everyone’s bowls are empty and the dishes are done…present time!

  77. I love fall! I live in Az.-fall is a welcome season around here! with the coolness setting in– The baking begins! Just picture it– The smell of a fresh baked (something wonderful) from your new cookbook fills the house with a wonderful aroma.

  78. So excited for this cookbook! I would be just as excited to win it as I would have been to win the iPad! Thanks for such fun giveaways!

  79. How wonderful to have a collection of your helpful comments and all your great recipes. Made your Overnight Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal last night and tonight I am having the salad in a jar.

  80. My favorite Christmas Holiday tradtion is with all of my side of our extended family. We have a party(of course) but the cousins all draw names at Thanksgiving and then at the Christmas party we decorate a chair and call it the “Chair of Cheer” (from the move Grinch with Jim Carrey). We exchange gifts person by person. The person receiving the gift gets to sit on the chair and the person giving the gift comes up and gives the recipient a VERY BIG HUG and their gift. We all chant Hug Hug Hug until hug is given. The name drawing is kept secret from Thanksgiving until sitting on the “Chair of Cheer” May sound corney, but we absolutely love it. The littlest ones love it the most! So much excitement on their faces. We have all found that the HUG makes the best gift ever! 🙂

    1. Oh! And I love the scents and flavors of the holidays–gingerbread, chocolate, pumpkin, apple. Fall is the best!!

  81. I love cookbooks and can’t wait to see this one. I try to buy a cookbook from everyone of my favorite sites. Congratulations

  82. modern design and layout, vibrant colors, spatter hardy and glazy pages, and above all, great tasting recipes – WOW and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  83. One of our Christmas holiday traditions is to have a “Special Dinner”. It is referred to as “The Special Dinner” by all of the kids. It was started years ago when our children were small. We get out the best dishes and goblets for sparkling cider and use two forks and have at least three courses. We have English Crackers at each place setting and wear our paper crowns found in the crackers and read the jokes through dinner. It was a great way to teach table manners and start a tradition of our own and impress upon our children the importance of the season celebrating the birth of our Savior. Love the Holidays!!!!!

  84. Am excited for your new cook book! I want one and so do my daughter and daughter-in-law! So it would be nice to win one of the books. My daughter=in-law is from Ukrain. And She has cooked pracrically everything in your first book. Now she cooks american food as good as anyone else!

  85. We live in NM and our family tradition is to make homemade tamales and posole on New Years Eve. We make spiced wine as the tamales are steaming. We have our family and friends over to eat and then my husband lights fireworks at midnight. Love the holidays!
    I love your first cookbook and can’t wait for the new one to be released.

  86. I cannot wait for this new book, so I can add even more of your recipes into my family dinners. The Halloween recipes are sure to come in handy, since my Halloween meals are limited right now. My favorite holiday tradition is one I have started with my little man for Halloween. We set out a big bucket of candy for the trick-or-treaters and keep a small bucket of our own candy to eat while we snuggle up under a blanket and watch the Nightmare Before Christmas. We always have a second bucket for popcorn too and we love to sing along with the movie songs.

  87. Ooooooh! I Want this cook book so bad!!!
    I have a bunch of different traditions for all the holidays, but my favorite I think is our Easter Egg Tradition. Before we color our eggs we take the wax crayon and write a scripture verse on it; just the book name and numbers. I let the kids put their favorite ones on it and then we try to write ones we don’t know. Then after they find their eggs we sit down with our Bible and look up all the versus. Some are really funny and some are amazing. It is a great way to bring God into Easter egg world.

  88. Easter! I love brunch and definitely Easter ham and potatoes. For me it’s the start of spring and all sorts of fresh food. Yummy!

  89. Christmas! Making cut out sugar cookies decorated like snowman faces to give away to friends and family!

  90. A favorite holiday tradition is a ‘special friends’ drawing among our family members. Each Thanksgiving Day we pass around a hat with our names written on piece of paper. Whoever we draw becomes our ‘special friend’, and we secretly do acts of kindness for that person until Christmas Eve when we reveal our special friend’s identity and present them with small gift. This has been a favorite with our kids for years and the tradition continues even though they are all young adults now. The simple acts of kindness (chore completed, special snack on a nightstand, etc.) are often done for someone other than the special friend to keep others off the trail.

  91. For Christmas, we do church service followed by an awesome Christmas dinner with family & a wonderful evening spent together-love it!

  92. The family tradition my children vote for is the treasure hunt we do on Valentine’s Day. Each of my children get their own booklet with riddles they have to solve (describing the location in which they will find their gifts). The riddles have increased in difficulty as they have gotten older. They are young teenagers now, & still want to do this. I can’t wait to see your new cookbook and I enjoy your justifiable pride! Thank you.

  93. Hope to get your cookbook! Favorite Christmas tradition is making an extreme gingerbread creation with my daughter and her friend as my decorators!

  94. My favorite holiday is Christmas Eve… then a wonderful 7 fishes Italian dinner with family.

  95. i didnt win the ipad, but im sure your new book would be a nice 2nd on my list of wants! 🙂 v thanks for the contests!

  96. Looks amazing like all of your other posts! Would be so excited to have another addition in the kitchen! Congratulations! Looks beautiful!

  97. Favorite holiday is Valentines Day – chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, hearts, flowers, love it all.

  98. I have loved using your first book and would love to have this second one. Congratulations to you both for a beautiful cookbook!

  99. My Favorite Holiday tradition is our Family Fondue Party! We all get together sometime between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve and have one night of Fondue madness. Each year we try more sauces and find new things to dip. It’s so much fun and it’s something that the adults and kids both look forward too! It’s the only meal out of the entire year that I allow my kids to dip their veggies in chocolate!

  100. Oh my gosh, our family does the fondue party too! It’s become our Christmas/New Years tradition. It was kind of a joke that everyone who had gotten married received fondue pots and no one ever used them, so we all thought the best time to use them was together. Each family brings a different type of fondue and food to go with it. I look forward to it every year!

    1. I guess I should also leave my favorite holiday! I really like Thanksgiving-the food,family ties and memories.I must say too I have learned so much about cooking because of this time of year and the traditions I have tried to impart to my own family from my childhood.

  101. Looks like an awesome cookbook! My favorite holiday now is Halloween. (was Thanksgiving) My sons birthday is in October and we throw him a Monster Mash Birthday party and he talks about it all year long! This will be our third year throwing him one. He has already decided on his costume!!

  102. My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Eve we open 1 gift. And it always ends up being new pajamas!

  103. Traditions are so important to me~ they really are the glue that sticks a family together long after the kids are grown & on their own! I loooove fall & Thanksgiving & the baking of the pies~we spend the entire night before baking & talking & telling stories~it’s perfection. I also adcre Christmas though & ALL of the traditions that come with it~the tree, the christmas village, breakfast with Santa, baking dozens of cookies & making dozens of treats for friends & family~it really is a magical time of year!!

  104. That’s a tricky one, all traditions with family are great, but I would have to say Christmas eve when we get to open one present.

  105. We have a new addition to our family and I am so excited to share with him our family traditions of all the holidays and start new traditions. In our family so many of our favorite traditions revolve around the meals we join together to eat 🙂

  106. On Mother’s Day my daughter and I make reservations at one of the Plantation homes in Louisiana for lunch and spend the day visiting, touring and eating. My oldest granddaughter started coming with us this year – she’s 6 – and just loves the “fancy” dining and touring the homes. This is my favorite tradition.

  107. Excited about your new book. My favorite holiday is Christmas. A tradition is to hide a Pickle shaped ornament. We use one that is about 1 1/2 ” long. The person that finds it gets the last gift remaining under the tree. German tradition. My children/grandchildren range from44 to 2 years old. When searching you would think that they are all little kids. Such a joy!

  108. My favorite holiday is Christmas, and my favorite tradition is sleeping under the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve : )

  109. On of my favorite Holiday traditions is when my childern were youg we would open one gift on Christmas Eve after we have come home from all other festivities.

  110. I love our recipes they are always winners in my family – can’t wait to get some new ideas in the new book!

  111. My favorite holiday tradition is when my children open up one present Christmas Eve( always there new PJ so they look cute on camera the next day) and we eat our homemade hot choclate and cookies. Santa’s lucky there is ever any left for him.

  112. I love every recipe I have used in the first cook book and can hardly wait to get the second book!

  113. I just love your first cookbook! I’m making Spicy Honey Chicken AGAIN tonight! Your recipes are fabulous!

  114. Your book looks fabulous!

    One of our favorite holiday traditions is cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate on Christmas morning. It’s the only time of the year that I make cinnamon rolls.

  115. I love any holiday which I spend with family. BUT my favorite selfish holiday is National Quilter’s Day. It’s usually the 3rd Saturday of March. It’s a day to quilt and not worry about housekeeping chores.

  116. My favorite tradition is to roast a prime rib roast on Christmas Eve. We invite friends and include a book exchange for the kids. And somehow I always manage to give gag gifts to the unsuspecting adults. Good times!

    I’d love to try the recipe in your new cookbook!

  117. Christmas – we load everyone in the car and go look for Christmas – Christmas lights and hand out cookies to family and friends!

  118. My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas morning breakfast. My kids all come to my house and we have stuffed french toast. Its my special time with just my kids and their spouses on Christmas.

  119. One of my favorite holiday memories is of my sister and I spending a whole weekend making Christmas cookies together. We send family away, we plan our cookie choices weeks in advance. somewhere between 15 and 20 different kinds of cookies and candies. We shop and gather all of the supplies. Let me tell you thats a lot of sugar. And on the friday night we will try to get most of the dough that needs to chill in the fridge before going to bed. The next morning, bright and early we start. There is laughter and crying and a lot of “Do you remember when?” Unfortunately I have moved across the country and I now have to do it by ourselves and over the phone. but I LOVED it

  120. We live away from our relatives so holiday gatherings are typically limited to ‘just us’ – my husband and four children. I struggled with how to make a holiday meal more special since we eat meals together as a family every night. It soon became apparent that serving appetizers in the livingroom was such a highlight of the holidays that that in itself has become THE tradition that my kids look forward to. Yeah, it’s the little things…

  121. Traditions almost always are food related at our house…strawberry blintzes Christmas morning, chicken bisque soup New Years Eve, monkey bread/pull-a-parts New Years morning, fancy dinner for the kids on Valentines, etc. We are always looking for new and memorable recipes for other occasions and OBB never fails to be the cookbook my kids go to for inspiration (we seem to celebrate with buttermilk syrup on Sundays). So a cookbook separated into seasons seems to be the perfect way to build new traditions. Can’t wait to get my hands on one!!!

  122. As our family grows, it gets harder each year for all of us to get-together; however, Christmas Eve is a special time for family/friends to gather and sing Christmas Carols, and enjoy Vegetable Beef Soup and/or Chili, vegetables/chips and with homemade dips, and rolls. Each family brings a dessert. Then we attend a Christmas Eve Service. I look forward to your new cookbook, and enjoy your site!

  123. Your recipes always make my daughter and I so hungry – and often times we run out and get the ingredients to whatever recipe you’ve posted (if we don’t have them on hand, that is). This cookbook looks wonderful as was your other one – would love to have it!

    By the way, Amy, (post #79), we celebrate St. Nicholas in our house, too; my children are grown now, but they still want to have that special treat come December 7th morning! Some traditions are best not to outgrow! 🙂

  124. Love everything about this cookbook. Really want to learn to make all that pretty food! Pick me pick me pick!!

  125. We do not have any special holiday traditions but I enjoy baking at Christmas and sharing with friends and neighbors. I also love #146 Lois’s family tradition.

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